Mercury Mile: Personalization for You

Disclaimer: I received a chance to use Mercury Mile to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

The concept of Mercury Mile is fascinating and awesome at the same time. Created by runners for runners, it gives you a better shopping experience when it comes to running gear. You go on the website, create a profile that describes your likes and dislikes , any and all preferences from styles to colors, how active you are, and more. Then Mercury Mile assigns a personal stylist to manage your account and they handpick out 5-6 pieces of running gear for you based upon your answers in the profile.

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I’ll use my own signing up experience as an example. It is a very simple process and they even outline the whole procedure for you on their website.

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OK, so you may have noticed the monetary amounts in the picture above. But that is also what is totally cool about Mercury Mile. All you need to do is tell them in your profile that you want to stay at a certain price point and you’re golden.

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My box came with three different shirts and two different pairs of shorts as well as a thrown in gift of Sweat X Sport detergent. Then, I chose what to keep for my clothing collection and what to return to them. It’s that simple. And the excitement when you open your box to see what you’re stylist chooses for you is pretty cool. And it isn’t necessarily just shirts and shorts. Other BibRavePros have received sunglasses, sock, etc. in their boxes.

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This is an extremely clever and useful service. Mercury Mile is something you should look into and, as an incentive for you to do so, use code “BibRave10” to save $10 off of your styling fee. Take a look. Check them out. I kept two of the shirts and one pair of the shorts and sent back the other two items. Another bonus: they include a prepaid envelope in your box to send back unwanted items.

Mercury Mile: created by runners for runners. You should take a look at their website and experience them for yourself.


5KCrate Box Review

Disclaimer: I received a 5kCrate box to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!

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5kCrate is a “curated quarterly box for runners of all levels” that costs $59.99 per quarter. They also offer a deal for all four quarters if you prepay for the year. And they have options for both men and women. The one key element of a 5kCrate box is that they intend to provide you with products that you can actually use and, potentially, use more than once. They do not believe in sending you a box full of gels and snacks that are gone too quick. This really is a great concept! Too often boxes from so many companies include one or two items that have long term usage and then everything else if a sample of a product that is meant to get you buy more. Don’t get me wrong, 5kCrate obviously is wanting the same results but they are providing products where, if you want more, we are talking about a different color or simply more in quantity. Below is a pic showing all the items in the 5kCrate box I was able to test out and use to provide this review.

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Some of the key items (in my opinion at least) were the Zensah running socks (so VERY comfortable), the Mission cooling towel and the Epic wipes. And those are just three of the items! Each selected item was hand picked by the 5kCrate crew and thoughtfully packaged in the box. When I first got the box and opened it, it was like a Christmas present for runners. And it included a personalized note thanking me for trying out their service and hoping I enjoyed what they thought would make a good box. I also like that they provided a variety of products: some hygiene related, some comfort related and some entertainment related. I think that as long as 5kCrate keeps their philosophy as it is, they will have many a happy customer and many a happy runner out there.